Frost/Nixon is to open on Broadway in Apr
The London production of Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon - a documentary play about a series of interviews between Richard Nixon and David Frost, starring Michael Sheen and Frank Langella, is to open on Broadway on 22 Apr 2007, at a theatre still to be announced.
Frost/Nixon premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in Aug 2006 (ending its limited run on 7 Oct 2006) to terrific notices from the popular press: The Independent, "A sharp, witty and haunting production."; The Times, "Absorbing production."; The Evening Standard, "Enthralling."; The Daily Telegraph, "A terrific new play." and The Financial Times, "There are thrilling moments throughout."
Due to the productions wide acclaim, Frost/Nixon has transferred to London's West End, opening at the Gielgud Theatre on 16 Nov 2006, following previews from 9 Nov.
Frost/Nixon: In 1972, a break in was foiled at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel in Washington DC. Within days a connection had been made between the thieves and the White House and to President Nixons closest aids. It unleashed one of the greatest scandals in modern American politics and ended with Nixons humiliating resignation.
David Frost's interviews with Richard Nixon drew the largest audience of a news interview ever. Could this British talk-show host, with no political convictions and a playboy reputation, be the one to elicit an apology from the man who committed one of the biggest felonies in American political history?
Frank Langella (Richard Nixon) and Michael Sheen (David Frost), who originated the roles in London, will star in the Broadway production, which will be directed by the Donmar Warehouse's artistic Michael Grandage. Further casting is to be announced.
Frank Langella's many Broadway credits include playing the Count in Dracula (1977 revival), Otto in Design for Living (revival 1984) and Eddie in Huely Burly (1984). His last appearance on Broadway was as Tobi in Match (2004).
Michael Sheen's London credits include the Donmar's production of Caligula, for which Sheen was nominated for an Olivier Award as Best Actor. Other London cdredits include The U.N. Inspector at the National and Amadeus in director Peter Hall's 1999 production.
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